Introduction

This guide will take you through the process of replacing the optical drive in a HP Compaq nc6400 Laptop. You will need the correct replacement optical drive for your laptop to complete the installation.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the laptop is turned off and unplugged.
  • Make sure the laptop is turned off and unplugged.

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Locate the battery lock  below the battery labeled 1. Make sure to slide the lock all the way to the left to release the left lock of the battery
  • Locate the battery lock below the battery labeled 1. Make sure to slide the lock all the way to the left to release the left lock of the battery

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Once the left side of the battery is unlocked, locate the lock labeled 2 at the bottom right corner below the battery. Slide and hold the lock to the left, this will completely unlock the right battery lock
  • Once the left side of the battery is unlocked, locate the lock labeled 2 at the bottom right corner below the battery. Slide and hold the lock to the left, this will completely unlock the right battery lock

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Once both the battery locks are unlocked, slide the battery out to remove.
  • Once both the battery locks are unlocked, slide the battery out to remove.

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Remove the 4 mm P0 Phillips-head screw indicated by the icon of a lock and disk. Remove the 4 mm P0 Phillips-head screw indicated by the icon of a lock and disk.
  • Remove the 4 mm P0 Phillips-head screw indicated by the icon of a lock and disk.

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Press and release the eject icon to partially eject the optical drive. Use of a spudger may be necessary to pry open the optical drive.
  • Press and release the eject icon to partially eject the optical drive.

  • Use of a spudger may be necessary to pry open the optical drive.

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Grasp the sides and pull the optical drive out.
  • Grasp the sides and pull the optical drive out.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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